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Spinning Back Clique REPLAY: Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal recap, featherweight title picture, UFC Denver

Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly live show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts.

This week’s panel of Brian “Goze” Garcia, Matthew Wells and Nolan King  joined host “Gorgeous” George Garcia to discuss and debate the following topics:

  • Two of the biggest stars in MMA threw down in the ring Saturday when Nate Diaz defeated Jorge Masvidal in a competitive boxing match that ended in majority decision. Did Diaz really do enough to beat Masvidal? What should be next for each ? We discuss the boxing match, which was the biggest fight of the weekend, along with other results from the card.

  • The UFC’s featherweight division seems to be in a stalemate. Ilia Topuria, who became champion in February, has yet to get booked for his first title defense. This past week, both Topuria and former champion Max Holloway got into a social media back-and-forth and blamed each other for the delay in their expected title fight. What’s going on? Is the UFC mishandling the title picture at 145 pounds? We make sense of the latest at featherweight.

  • Several fun and important matchups were recently booked, but which one stands out the most and why? The panel highlights some of the bookings from this past week.

  • Saturday, the UFC returns to Denver. In the main event, former women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas takes on rising flyweight contender Tracy Cortez. What does this bout mean for the women’s 125-pound division? Could it determine the next title challenger? We break down the main event of UFC on ESPN 59.

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